Mixed Media

November 2010

Tamaryn - “Dawning” (video)

From the semi-16mm black and white suburban lawn noodling to the explosion of the flower power in the chorus, the video for Tamaryn’s “

Tombs - “Course of Empire” MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)

Tombs is the bastard child of noise-rockers Unsane and post-metal visionaries Neurosis -- raw, heavy, progressive, and unrelenting across the board.

John Grant to Headline US Tour (video / tour dates)

Upon listening to former Czars-frontman John Grant’s first solo record, Queen of Denmark, one feels the kind of awe usually reserved for rock heroes

Nicki Minaj x Will.I.Am - “Check It Out” (video)

Sure, this track by the very-likely duo squanders what’s otherwise a perfectly fine pop tune with a lame chorus, but the video makes up

Kaya Project - “Calico Stomp (Gaudi Remix)” MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)

The fourth Kaya Project album Desert Phase Remixes is inspired by the desert landscape as it incorporates field recordings from those dry locales

Working for a Nuclear Free City - “Alphaville” MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)

Decidely shoegazey with swirling textures, bubbling electronics and haunting choruses, "Alphaville" sounds like a distinct ecosystem captured in digital sound.

White Car - “No Better” (video)

This video directed by Oneohtrix Point Never/Games member Daniel Lopatin proves that ‘80s retro-futurism is just as entertaining wedded to dystopian minimal wave as

October 2010

Horse Feathers - “Drain You” MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)

Portland's Horse Feathers offer up a moving cover of Nirvana's "Drain You" to top off a strong year of musical output for the band.

Trick or Treat: Vanilla Ice Is in Your Living Room

Of all the various consumes that Vanilla Ice has donned over the years, this latest might be his most sincere.

Saadi - “Bad Seeds” MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)

Boshra al Saadi was born in Syria and now works her musical magic in New York, mashing up genres like indie pop, hip-hop, and Afro rock in perfect multicultural fashion.

September 2010

//Mixed media

Players Lose Control in ‘Tales from the Borderlands’

// Moving Pixels

"This is an interactive story in which players don’t craft the characters, we just control them.

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